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    posted a message on Abandoned

    Name

    Boreal Scaradesh (Lord Boreal)


    Species

    Tiefling. Once proud members of the most prestigious races of the world, now shunned and exiled for their deeds, Tieflings are individuals that signed a contract of power with a patron of darkness. The blood of a demon runs through the veins of every Tiefling - a demon that seeks the destruction and demise of the civilized world. Due to their inherited blood, Tieflings are notorious for commiting some of the worst crimes in history, constructing the general perception of Tieflings as spawns of evil. Without a distinct town or nation to call their own, they roam the lands of the world, seeking either refuge or acceptance in urban environments where they can effectively hide from the menace of the mob. A Tiefling can easily be recognized by a pair of prominent horns creeping out of their forehead, crimson red skin, yellow or purple eyes that lack an iris, as well as a scale-covered tail that can reach up to 6 feet in length (approx. 185 centimetres).


    Boreal belongs to a sub-branch of the race of Tieflings called the Shadowlings. Individuals of the Shadowling tree bear the encumbrance of lesser shadow devils, channeling their patron's existence in a very different manner where instead of horns or tail they possess a right arm and leg made of pitch black shadows. Their desire for carnage is much more controlled, and the members of the branch usually channel said desire in civil conflict. Their numbered communities can be found in confinement of the larger civilizations, where clans, ruled by a respective royal family, wage war against each other, with the sole prize being acreage and quenching their species' need for violence.


    Appearance


    Boreal stands at a massive six feet and six inches (two metres) of height. The menacing warrior strikes fear in the hearts of his enemies as soon as he uses his right hand to draw his weapon, exposing the darkness flowing within him. His facial characteristics on the other hand are much more contained. A pronounced jawline is covered by a stylishly trimmed beard, and thick brown hair trimmed around the scalp decorate the top of his head. A rather built physique hints towards a past of violence of war, and a few wrinkles on his face suggest he's about to hit his thirties.


    Matching his decent height is a set of enormous plate armor. Now lightly rusted and lacking the bright finish of a thorough polish, the texture of the armor is martyr of the combat it has seen throughout the years. Below the set of donned armor, a comfortable woolen sweater dyed in gray sits above his skin, and below a pair of red trousers of the same fabric. The sweater features a hood furnished with thick fur for protection against the cold. The look is further defined by a large leather belt, tightly secured by an iron band.


    Abilities

    Apart from their desire for blood, Shadowling Tieflings possess a number of other traits that set them apart from the rest of the races. Their right limbs can be manipulated almost at will, allowing a member of the race to change their appearance and physical properties at will. The arm can be big or normal, it can be shaped into a weapon, a whip or a claw, or vanish and become plain air. Thanks to this trait, their eyes have also been adjusted to be able to detect and see through faux images and illusions.


    In terms of skills, Boreal is a trained soldier. He's a master user of many different weapons, but he excels in close quarter combat with a glaive, his signature weapon, or a trusty longsword, which he draws instead of the glaive in tightly confined scenarios. His skill with the glaive is legendary among his people, and he is more than willing to prove it whenever fools doupt his skills or dare to mock him for his racial origin.


    Special Weaknesses

    Due to their inherited connection with devilish patrons, all members of the Tiefling race are extremely susceptible to divine magic, and the symbols of all clergies that defy the demons of the world in general. All churches are forbidden grounds to them; exposure to the simplest of symbols can cause heavy damage to them, ranging from permanently scarring their skin and bruising it to burning or skinning them alive, as their skin peels off on its own. This is also an additional reason as of why you'll never run through a Tiefling in a town or nation ruled by a theocracy - symbols and churches are in ambundance and might as well lie in the next corner they take.


    Items they have

    Apart from his heavy armor, Boreal currently carries no weapon with him, as they were stolen by him during an ambush of thieves on his way to Waise. Even though he didn't have them, he could still provide his assailants with a rigorous beatdown with his fists, but eventually they managed to get away with the sword and the glaive. He's still in possession of his armor, and a dagger strapped around his belt.


    Backstory

    Will be provided in a complementary post some time within the weekend.


    Other

    First date.

    Me: (be cool, don't let her know you miss Harambe)

    Her: I'll have the banana pudding

    Me: You know who else liked bananas

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    posted a message on General Roleplaying Discussion and Information Thread

    Providing your fellow roleplayers with enough information about your respective character and his actions is pretty vital, in my opinion. Then again, you can't just make a rule asking people to provide information. Sometimes, you need to raise a finger and point at participants that fail to do so, and ask them to work on that. I'm not in favor of a word limit either (save for the mandatory "no one-liners" rule), but it must be said that it do annoys me when people post a four-liner then procceed to be inactive for a long period of time. If you plan to (or end up with) a pace that's as slow as Precipice of War was (a couple of posts per month) or similar, writing long posts is necessary to provide everyone with the information they need to do so for their own posts. This is especially easy in the case of roleplaying a whole group/nation, but in a typical third person character format, it doesn't do.

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    posted a message on General Roleplaying Discussion and Information Thread

    Setting, I guess. RPs featuring complicated plots end up in the trash can because people that join can rarely get behind the creator's original story. The ideal structure is to provide a complex setting, in which the OP gives the playable characters permission to tell their own stories through their characters, and a complex setting does also provide them with the hooks necessary for doing so.

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings


    Yeeeeeeeee

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from FillyRarity»

    On the first day of yiffmas


    Still got one more week to go here.
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    posted a message on Paxit - A Tale of War and Conquest [Always Accepting] [OOC]
    Quote from Commandosaurus»

    Alright, this will be suitable. You are officially accepted! Welcome!

    No worries! It was well worth the wait. I believe this is perfectly fine - definitely a quality application. My only comment is that your tribal names are really quite random and unpatterned; I love how you seem to have drawn them out of thin air without any plan whatsoever. Very respectable and admirable. Any way, accepted! Welcome!

    MEANWHILE...

    The Nation of Tamlar under the ownership of Fishsticks shall henceforth revert to a state of being unowned due to the inactivity of the owner.
    The Nation of Tos under the claim of Ethansito should really post its application.
    The Nation of Riplentique has been claimed.
    The Nation of T'ing-Mat'ao has been claimed.


    Well, the naming pattern I selected wasn't actually a hundred percent random. Since I went for a culture that spawned but diversified from that of the real-world China counterpart that is Q'rin, I looked up details about the nations in close proximity to mainland China, more specifically Japan and Kazakhstan for names to give to my tribes. Aliya, Borat and Erasil (mispelled as Erasu on the map I provided) are names from Kazakh tradition, while Daisuke, Intsu and Hana are Japanese. Daisuke literally translates to "great help" in english. Finally, Jiahao, Guanyu, Feng and Chun are Chinese names, Chun stands for "spring", Feng is a variant of the Chinese name Fang meaning "beautiful", Jiahao can be loosely translated to "house of the brave" and Guanyu bears little to no meaning, I just picked it because of its resemblance to Guangzhou, the real-life Chinese city and province close to Hong Kong.

    That's great news! My first IC post will be up soon enough too.


    EDIT: Since I'm setting for a Kazakh type of people, here's an image of an average slice of the population.


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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from GravCat»

    gorillaz arent a band. they arent a band

    Damon Albarn is the only musician in existence who classifies as a band
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from Katia_l»


    I block pretty much all avatar and sig gifs. They are insufferable honestly. They look bad and they are annoying.


    [TRIGGERED]
    Gorillaz is a great band tho fam.
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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from DaBomb»

    Just preface what you're drinking with 'virgin', thus specifying that it's not alcoholic.


    "Just putting down a double shot of virgin tequila guys"



    Well it was a photo of a Johnnie Walker bottle. Could've just said it was just juice. And damn if I was Russian, it may have worked!

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    posted a message on Official Chat Thread: New Beginnings
    Quote from twonks»

    oh no, youre not allowed to do something on a forum youve repeatedly said you hate.

    Pardon? This ain't 4m Cakes.
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